Đồng Nai Province works hard to improve healthcare

November 27, 2019 - 07:40

Provincial authorities of Đồng Nai have made efforts to improve the province’s health services, aiming to please patients and residents as well.


Thống Nhất General Hospital in Biên Hoà City, Đống Nai Province.Photo bvthongnhatdn.vn

HCM CITY — Đồng Nai authorities have been making efforts to improve health services in the province.

They spent VNĐ783 billion (nearly US$35 million) in 2016 to build a general hospital in Long Khánh six kilometres from the Dầu Giây three-way crossroads.

With its modern facilities and equipment, the Long Khánh General Hospital is recognised as one of the best hospitals in the Province.

Patients can make appointments by phone or the app zalo.

The hospital has signed contracts with three associate professors from HCM City to work one day a week each and train its staff.

Now the hospital is able to treat diseases at Long Khánh Hospital instead of transferring patients to the Đồng Nai General Hospital or HCM City (as done before).

Phạm Thị Lan of Hàng Gòn Commune, Long Khánh Town said she had been to the hospital seven or eight times.

Once it took her three hours for tests, electrocardiogram (ECG), radiography, and other examination and treatment services, she added.

A recent survey done at the hospital found that 96.7 per cent of patients were pleased with the services there.

Other measures authorities have taken include increasing the use of IT at the Đồng Nai and Thống Nhất general hospitals, helping reduce queuing time for patients.

According to the Đồng Nai Hospital management, 4,000 to 6,000 patients are handled at the hospital every day, including 300 with cancer.

Dr Phan Huy Anh Vũ, director of the province Department of Health, said smart healthcare services by 2025 to improve the quality was his department’s target.

E-medical records would be piloted at Đồng Nai and Long Khánh hospitals, he said.

It would cost nearly US$500,000 for linking medical records, firstly from hospitals, to other medical centres in the province by 2021, he added. — VNS